Flinders Ranges National Park, Hawker

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National Park
The Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is situated approximately 400 km north of Adelaide in the northern central part of South Australia's largest mountain range, the Flinders Ranges. The park covers an area of 912 km², northeast of the small town of Hawker. The Heysen Trail and Mawson Trails pass through the park.The park's most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, a large, sickle-shaped, natural amphitheatre covering nearly 80 km², containing the range's highest peak, St Mary Peak (1,170 metres). On 12 February 2016 the park was renamed to include the Adnyamathanha word, Ikara, "meeting place", referring to the traditional name for Wilpena Pound.The park centre at Wilpena Pound is accessible by sealed road from Hawker. Other areas in the park can be reached by un-sealed roads, which are mostly accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles except in bad weather or after heavy rain. There are many lookouts, scenic vistas, small canyons and unusual rock formations located in the park. These include Wilpena Pound, Wilkawillina Gorge, Hucks Lookout, Brachina Gorge, Bunyeroo Gorge and Arkaroo Rock. The park has some stone ruins from early European settlement and Aboriginal rock art sites. A rock formation called the Great Wall of China is located just outside the park. Camping is permitted at many locations in the park.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • never went in,went here with my daughter and partner one born and bred aussie my daughter has lived there for over ten years.it all started when the took their dog out of there pickup on a lead to giv...  more »
  • I have always wanted to go here so now I have been I can safely say it is an awesome place to visit, the walks are clearly marked and easy to follow. An unexplainable calm comes over you as you walk a...  more »
  • Flinders Ranges National Park is one of the jewels in South Australia. 600 million year old geology, magnificent gorges, the amazing Wilpena Pound, yellow footed rock wallabies in Brachina Gorge and m...  more »
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  • Majestic and refreshing way to spend a few days. Avoid super hot days as most trails and walks are difficult and you need water to stay hydrated.
  • I stayed in a powered camp site. Shower block near me was fantastic! Staff members, especially my tour guide Mick were great. Would have given a 5 if the restaurant had of got my dinner right.
  • Very dry when we travelled there. Nice landscape and gorges.
  • Stunning scenery. Camp site is lovely. Big sites.
  • Stunning scenery